David Beckham filed suit Friday against In Touch in Los Angeles alleging libel, slander and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The celebrity weekly recently published a story claiming the soccer star had sex with a hooker in New York. Irma Nici, the woman in question, is also named as a defendant.

In Touch reported that Beckham, 35, paid $10,000 for a night with Nici in 2007. Since the initial article, a second call girl has come forward to corroborate the story. A spokesman for Beckham denied the charges to E! News. “The allegations that have been made are completely untrue and totally ridiculous as the magazine was clearly told before publication," he said. “Sadly, we live in a world where a magazine can print lies and believe they can get away with it."

Suit has also been filed in Germany against Bauer Media, In Touch‘s publisher. Beckham and wife Victoria have been married for 11 years and have three children. –AMY LEE

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